As one of Europe’s largest managers of real assets, with over 190 specialists across five locations, our platform has the scale to access the full depth and breadth of real asset markets. This enables us to deploy capital in an efficient and disciplined manner. Our diverse capabilities allow us to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. We do this through pooled or bespoke solutions, as well as giving clients the opportunity to co-invest with Aviva Group.
Our more than 80 credit specialists have developed a deep understanding of market drivers. Their insights drive our conviction calls, identify relative value across the range of our real asset investments, and allow us to optimise portfolio construction, to build portfolios that aim to deliver the outcomes our clients require.
Strategies in focus
Outcome-oriented solutions in real estate, through strategies that span the risk spectrum, from lower-risk options generating long-term income to more opportunistic investments.
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Our deep market access allows us to source high-quality projects, delivered through a range of senior debt opportunities or via the acquisition of assets. We focus on stable, long-term income generation and efficient execution.
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We finance bespoke structured finance and senior private corporate debt transactions, providing our investors with outcomes that meet their investment objectives.
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Real Assets House View
After another year of twists and turns, from the continued impact of COVID-19 to surging inflation, the release of our latest Real Assets House View could not be timelier. Through our analysis we aim to provide insights for investors on the current and future investment themes we believe will shape real asset markets.
Sustainable real assets in the spotlight
Just when we thought things were returning to normal after the social, economic and market upheaval caused by the pandemic, the events of 2022 presented new challenges for investors. It was in that context in late 2022 that we took the pulse of key investment decision makers at 500 institutional investors representing a combined $3.5 trillion of assets on their appetite for real assets, including those with a sustainable focus. Read the results in our Real Assets Study 2023.
Where funds are invested in real estate / infrastructure and illiquid private assets, you may not be able to switch or cash in your investment when you want because real estate in the fund may not always be readily saleable. If this is the case we may defer your request to switch or cash in your units.
Real assets team
Chief Investment Officer, Real Assets
Managing Director, Real Estate
Managing Director, Infrastructure
Head of Asset Management
Head of Real Asset Investment Specialists
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Real assets views
The investment implications of peak fossil fuels
24 Mar 2023
Energy analyst Kingsmill Bond considers if peak fossil-fuel consumption has been reached and whether investors appreciate the implications.
Access all areas: Multi-asset investing in real assets
20 Mar 2023
Zoe Austin makes the case for a multi-asset investment approach in real assets.
Finding secure income in inflationary times
16 Mar 2023
Renos Booth, Isabel Gossling and Kris McPhail discuss what real estate long-income strategies can deliver in the face of spiking inflation across Europe.
Gas versus renewables: Does natural gas have a future?
8 Mar 2023
The war in Ukraine has thrown up huge uncertainties around the role of gas in the energy system. Experts from our credit, ESG and real assets teams discuss the implications for traditional energy and renewables companies.
To build or not to build, that is the question: Decarbonising the built environment
28 Feb 2023
We assess the financial and environmental pros and cons of developing new buildings versus retrofitting old ones.
Finding a new equilibrium: What’s next for real estate debt?
24 Feb 2023
Gregor Bamert discusses what lies ahead for the sector in 2023.
Illiquidity premia in real assets: Q1 2023
23 Feb 2023
Our real assets research team crunch the data to see how rising inflation and interest rates are reflected in private market returns.
Pragmatism, policy and pace: An interview with Julie Hirigoyen
20 Feb 2023
The chief executive of the UK Green Building Council sets out her blueprint for a net-zero-aligned property and construction industry. Words by Miles Costello.
When equity becomes debt: The untapped potential of amortising-lease real estate
15 Feb 2023
Institutional investors seeking alternatives to bonds may find amortising leases a compelling option, writes Mark Wells.
Why London remains the ultimate city of the future: Assessing the prospects for London real estate in a post-Brexit, post-COVID world
30 Jan 2023
Brexit and the post-COVID shift in working patterns have changed the landscape of London real estate. But the city remains well-positioned as a key hub in the global knowledge economy, as Jonathan Bayfield, James Stevens and Ed Atterwill explain.
Why infrastructure investors better beat beta: End of cheap-money era brings risks and opportunities
25 Jan 2023
Benign macroeconomic conditions have boosted infrastructure investments over the past decade. But with higher interest rates, investors in the asset class will have to show they can create true value, says Darryl Murphy.
Resilience, renewables and rates: The prospects for infrastructure debt in 2023
12 Jan 2023
Infrastructure demonstrated characteristic resilience in 2022 in the face of significant headwinds. Sinéad Walshe and Florent del Picchia from our infrastructure debt team expect more of the same this year.
The (re)price is right – how long-term investors can capitalise on a turbulent time for real estate
11 Jan 2023
Despite the ongoing turbulence in commercial real estate, Daniel McHugh discusses why market repricing represents an opportunity for long-term investors.
Building to net zero: The outlook for climate transition real assets
8 Dec 2022
James Tarry and Luke Layfield explore how the accelerating climate transition is creating risks and opportunities for real assets investors.
From trials and tribulations to the best opportunity in a decade: The outlook for multi-asset real assets
21 Nov 2022
James Tarry and Luke Layfield assess the impact of recent market volatility across real assets and highlight the wealth of investment opportunities for multi-asset investors that could emerge in 2023.
Building better: Investing in the climate transition through real assets
15 Nov 2022
Investors in real assets can propel the transition to a more sustainable future while also benefiting from portfolio diversification and attractive returns, says Mark Meiklejon.